Ivan Vazov National Theatre of Bulgaria, Sofia
premiere 29 September 2006, Main stage
Alexander Orlov, Alexander Morfov
160 min., with intermission
Deyan Donkov, Zachary Baharov, Velislav Pavlov, Ana Papadopulu, Milena Avramova, Teodora Duhovnikova, Renny Vrangova, Joreta Nikolova, Valentin Ganev, Valery Yordanov, Julian Vergov, Plamen Peev, Roussi Chanev, Filip Avramov, Darin Angelov, Deyan Angelov, Slav Bistrev, Lidia Indzhova, Ulyana Chan / Vladislava Nikolova, Elena Telbis
Come and take part in the violent acting and incredible stage performance. You will witness the eternal seducer Dom Juan entering in a neverending duel with love, uncertainty, the world and even himself. Feel the unsurmountable thirst for love and the unreachable satiety and unattainable quench of love. Dare to ask yourself the ultimate questions - how do we live, what do we believe in?
Would you have a man bind himself to the first girl he falls in love with, say farewell to the world for her sake, and have no eyes for anyone else? A fine thing, to be sure, to pride oneself upon the false honour of being faithful, to lose oneself in one passion for ever, and to be blind from our youth up to all the other beautiful women who can captivate our gaze! No, no; constancy is the share of fools. Every beautiful woman has a right to charm us... As for me, beauty delights me wherever I meet with it, and I am easily overcome by the gentle violence with which it hurries us along...The first beginnings of love have, besides, indescribable charms, and the true pleasure of love consists in its variety... Nothing can surpass the pleasure of triumphing over the resistance of a beautiful maiden... I have the ambition of conquerors, who go from victory to victory, and cannot bring themselves to put limits to their longings. There is nothing that can restrain my impetuous yearnings. I have a heart big enough to be in love with the whole world; and, like Alexander, I could wish for other spheres to which I could extend my conquests.
~ Dom Juan